We set our hours based on Kansas weather and when guests have the best possible chance to view the animal collection.
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Sunset Zoo is open seven days a week, 360 days each year. During April-October, the Zoo is open 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
November to March, the Zoo is open 12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The majority of our animal collection can be seen on exhibit year-round, only a few tropical animals go into winter holding.
During this time due to COVID-19 our concession stand is closed. We have snacks and drinks available in the gift shop for purchase. Our gift shop is open during Zoo operational hours.
The concession stand is open weekends in the spring and fall, and daily during the summer. The stand opens late morning and closes half an hour before the Zoo closes. When the stand is not open, vending is available in the pavilion and in the entryway plaza. Snacks are available in the gift shop, open year-round when the Zoo is open.